Title: A protocol for setting up ad hoc mobile clouds over spontaneous MANETs

Authors: Bilel Zaghdoudi; Hella Kaffel-Ben Ayed

Addresses: LIPAH, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, University of El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia ' CRISTAL Laboratory, National School of Computer Science, University of Manouba, Manouba, Tunisia; Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, University of El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

Abstract: Ad hoc mobile clouds would be suitable for spontaneous ad hoc networks created in situations where the mobile infrastructures are very pervasive and where the interconnection to an infrastructure network is very costly. The advantages of ad hoc mobile clouds are ubiquity, affordability, availability and spontaneity. The provision of an reliable ad hoc MCC framework has to cope with the specific features of spontaneous networks such as the dynamic topology and the scarcity of mobile device resources. The goal of this paper is to propose a protocol handling the setting up and the management of an ad hoc MCC over mobile ad hoc networks. We show by simulations that our proposal has acceptable overhead and energy consumption especially for small networks. The originality of this work consists in providing seamless communication services to mobile cloud frameworks regarding the underlying ad hoc network technology.

Keywords: ad hoc mobile clouds; MANETs; mobile ad hoc networks; protocols; cloud deployment; dynamic management; cloud provider systems; cloud service providers; NS-3; IoT; internet of things; energy consumption; cloud computing; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2016.080181

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2016 Vol.11 No.2, pp.137 - 150

Received: 16 Mar 2016
Accepted: 23 Sep 2016

Published online: 02 Nov 2016 *

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